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Colorado High School Seniors Get. It. Done.

On November 13 and 14, more than 5,000 seniors from three Boulder Valley high schools conducted a mass op-out demonstration against new state-mandated science and social studies standardized tests. 1,137 more words

Civic Engagement

Do sponsored primary academies improve faster than local authority primaries?

I remember the first time I heard the strongly asserted DfE claim that primary schools who become sponsored academies improve a lot faster than other types of school, such as local authority schools, and that this leads to impressive educational results. 789 more words

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The Student Athlete Controversy--Should they get paid?

Anyone who has ever played an intense varsity, club, or collegiate sport is probably familiar with strenuous work. Lately, there has been a major debate on the subject of whether college athletes should or shouldn’t be paid while they are attending school. 517 more words

Clusters’ first stand

PPTA actions in the IES debacle have been cynical on two grounds: first, because PPTA members were denied the opportunity to vote for or against the IES as a concept; were given only the opportunity to vote on the final items as against members’ judgement of the initial ones.  1,185 more words

Education Policy

Alison Wolf on education and the economy

NewVIc autumn lecture: 12th November 2014

Alison Wolf is Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College London and the author of the ‘Wolf Report’ commissioned by Education minister Michael Gove in 2010 to ‘consider how we can improve vocational education for 14-19 year olds and thereby promote successful progression into the labour market and higher level education and training routes.’ Given that the recommendations of her report were fully implemented by the government, Alison Wolf can be described as the architect of our current 16-18 programmes of study and the associated funding system. 885 more words

Education

Teacher Absenteeism in India versus the Digital Networks

How digital networks and technology can address the problem of teacher absenteeism and increase accountability in public school system in  India

On 1st April 2010, with the passage of the Right to Education Act, India joined the league of nations that secure access to education as a fundamental right of the citizens.

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Hekia Parata Fact Checker: National Standards are “the right steps”

Hekia Parata, quoted in stuff.co.nz, Monday 17 November 2014:

“The profession and academics of New Zealand determined that those were the right steps to be taken in each progression through our education system,” Parata said. 841 more words

National Standards